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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Students to Lead Positive Demonstrations in Honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Victims

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Students to Lead Positive Demonstrations in Honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Victims
Posted on 03/12/2018

San Diego Unified School District

San Diego Unified Students to Lead Positive Demonstrations in Honor of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Victims

WHAT: Students across San Diego Unified will honor the 17 individuals killed in the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with a variety of activities scheduled as part of the “Enough! National School Walkout” national movement to take action around gun violence.

Media is invited to Patrick Henry High School where students have several activities planned between 10 and 10:17 a.m. In addition, students have coordinated other offerings throughout the week in support of this national movement. The itinerary and details are included below.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Patrick Henry High School Quad, 6702 Wandermere Dr. (92120)

DETAILS: Activities begin at 10 a.m., but media may begin arriving at 9:30 a.m.

Agenda:

  • 10:00-10:02: Two minutes to get to either the quad or cafeteria. All in silence.
  • 10:04-10:05: Moment of silence
  • 10:07-10:09: Two minute opening speech from student representative
  • 10:10-10:12: The song “Shine” will be played (either sung by students or recording).
  • 10:13-10:14: Student speaker
  • 10:15-10:17: The poem “Rollercoaster,” written by one of the victims, will be read.

In preparation for Wednesday's demonstration at Patrick Henry High, students are encouraging their fellow students to wear black on March 14; put their thumb print on a poster as a sign they will take action; sign a banner they will send to students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High; and create a poster for themselves to carry during the demonstration. Tuesday through Thursday, students are also making available during lunchtime mental health resources and elected official contact information, as well as information on voter registration. Participation in these activities is optional. All students have the choice to remain in class under supervision, go to the cafeteria where they may observe 17 minutes of silence, or participate.

Students at other district schools are planning similar events. Contact Communications Director Maureen Magee for other locations.

Please check in at the main office before proceeding to the quad area. We also request that you confirm your attendance with Maureen.

MEDIA CONTACT: Maureen Magee | Communications Director | 619-381-7930 | mmagee@sandi.net